11-month-old baby dies after circumcision, kin demand justice in Hyderabad

A pall of gloom descended as family members were taken aback by the death of 11-month-old toddler who breathed his last post-circumcision at Niloufer Hospital on Saturday.

Published: 02nd April 2018 03:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2018 03:49 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A pall of gloom descended as family members were taken aback by the death of 11-month-old toddler who breathed his last post-circumcision at Niloufer Hospital on Saturday. Sahil was suffering from Phimosis and was admitted at Niloufer Hospital on Friday. Doctors performed the surgery on Sahil on Saturday afternoon. However, family members alleged that the toddler had developed complications a few hours after the surgery and he was declared dead on Saturday evening. The body was brought to Osmania General Hospital’s mortuary where post mortem was performed on Sunday to know the cause of death.

The enraged family members sought action against the doctors who performed surgery on Sahil. Later, the number started swelling and the voices demanding justice became stronger.     

Meanwhile, the deceased toddler’s distraught father Ugde Gautham, from Jiyaguda, confined himself to a corner on the mortuary premises and managed to utter only to a few words when his family members tried to speak to him.

The forensic doctors completed the post-mortem by 3 pm. However, mild tension continued as family members of the toddlers decided either to take the body to Pragathi Bhavan­ — the official residence of chief minister — or TRS Bhavan in Jubilee Hills, demanding justice.

They questioned how can the toddler who was actively playing till Friday morning can breathe his last.
“After the surgery, he was taken to Post Operative Ward. His breath slowed down and he started bleeding from his nose. I urged a nurse thrice to check Sahil’s health condition but she did not turn up.

Finally, I went furious and asked her to check the patient. However, he died at around 6 pm. There was a delay of two-hours in declaring the death,” said U Krishna, Sahil’s uncle. It is learnt that doctors noted down at 2 pm that the patient was stable, but CPR was initiated at 4.15 pm.

An expert committee would be formed to investigate into the death of 11-month-old toddler. Orders to this effect will be given on Monday.

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